Protestors at the London Women's March in 2017

Political Behaviour


The Political Behaviour Group brings together a diverse group of faculty and students from across the LSE to share research on topics related to public opinion, voting and elections, political communication, civic participation, and political psychology.

Drawing on varied methodological perspectives and disciplinary traditions, and engaging researchers from other LSE departments (including Media and Communications, Methodology, Psychological and Behavioural Science), the group holds a weekly research seminar throughout the academic year and hosts visiting scholars from across the UK and abroad.

Faculty members from the Political Behaviour Group are world leading experts in their field, regularly appear on national and international media, have been awarded numerous competitive research grants and fellowships from national and international funding bodies, and teach across the Department of Government Department's various BSc and MSc programmes.

Political Behaviour Seminar Series

The Political Behaviour Seminar is supported by the Department of Government and is open to all members of the LSE community.

Thursdays, 16:00-17:00, in-person and via zoom. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact gov.comms@lse.ac.uk. 

Michaelmas Term

  • 7 October 2021 | In person at LSE
    Jan Rosset (University of Geneva/LSE)
    Do poor and rich vote differently? Electoral decision-making and unequal representation 

  • 14 October 2021
    No seminar

  • 21 October 2021 | In person at LSE 
    Katharina Lawall (LSE)
    Negative Political Identities and Costly Political Action 

  • 28 October 2021 | In person at LSE
    Adam Ozer (LSE)
    Biased perceptions of Women Experts in US Political Media 

  • 4 November 2021
    Reading week 
  • 11 November 2021 | In person at LSE 
    Paul Kellstedt (Texas A&M)

  • 18 November 2021 | In person at LSE 
    Sergi Pardos-Prado (University of Glasgow)

  • 25 November 2021
    No seminar

  • 2 December 2021 | Online via zoom 
    Jon Mellon (University of Manchester)

  • 9 December 2021 | Online via zoom 
    Alexandra Siegel (University of Colorado at Boulder)

  • 16 December 2021 | In person at LSE - joint seminar with LSE APEG
    Guy Grossman (UPenn)

Lent Term

  • 20 January 2022 | Online via zoom
    Alex Coppock (Yale)

  • 27 January 2022 | In person at LSE 
    Melissa Sands (LSE)

  • 3 February 2022 | In person at LSE
    Ruth Dassonneville (University of Montreal) 

  • 10 February 2022 | Online via zoom 
    Liliana Mason (University of Maryland) 

  • 17 February 2022 | In person at LSE
    Kevin Arceneaux (Sciences Po) 

  • 24 February 2022
    Reading week 
  • 3 March 2022 | In person at LSE
    Mathias Poertner (LSE)

  • 10 March 2022 | In person at LSE
    Elias Dinas (European University Institute)
  • 15 March 2022 | In person at LSE - joint seminar with LSE PSPE
    Salma Mousa (Yale) 
  • 17 March 2022 | Format TBC
    Diana Mutz (UPenn) 
  • 24 March 2022 | Online via zoom
    Mona Morgan-Collins (King's College/Harvard)

  • 31 March 2022 | In person at LSE
    Rose de Geus (Reading) 

2020-21

Michaelmas Term 

  • 1 October 2020
    Chris Anderson (LSE)

  • 8 October 2020
    Anja Neundorf (University of Glasgow)

  • 15 October 2020
    Adam Zelizer (University of Chicago)

  • 22 October 2020
    Raluca Pahontu (LSE)

  • 29 October 2020
    Samara Klar (University of Arizona)

  • 12 November 2020
    Asli Cansunar (University of Oxford) 

  • 19 November 2020
    Maria Sobolewska and Rob Ford (University of Manchester)

  • 26 November 2020
    Denis Cohen (University of Mannheim)

  • 3 December 2020
    Steffen Hertog (LSE)

  • 10 December 2020
    Dawn Teele (University of Pennsylvania) 

Lent Term

  • 21 January 2021
    Andy Guess (Princeton)

  • 28 January 2021
    Sarah Khan (Yale)

  • 4 February 2021
    Sarah Wallace Goodman (University of California, Irvine) and Tom Pepinksy (Cornell) 

  • 11 February 2021
    Ray Duch (Oxford)

  • 18 February 2021
    Saad Gulzar (Stanford)

  • 4 March 2021
    Judith Spirig (University College London)

Summer Term

  • 6 May 2021
    Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University)
  • 13 May 2021
    Simon Munzert (Hertie School)
  • 20 May 2021
    Nazita Lajevardi (Michigan State University)
  • 27 May 2021
    Tanushree Goyal (Harvard)

 

2019-20

Michaelmas Term 

  • 3 October 2019

    Tinghua Yu (LSE): Polarization, Intrinsic Motivation, and Political Selection: Theory and Evidence from State Supreme Courts

  • 10 October 2019

    Moritz Osnabruegge and Sara Hobolt (LSE): Playing to the Gallery: How Politicians Use Emotive Rhetoric in Parliament 

  • 17 October 2019

    Jack Blumenau (UCL)

    Measuring the Persuasive Power of Political Arguments

  • 24 October 2019

    Malu Gatto (UCL)

  • 31 October 2019

    Florian Foos (LSE)

  • 14 November 2019 
    Ryan Enos (Harvard)

    Childhood Cross-ethnic Exposure Predicts Political Behaviour Seven Decades Later: Evidence from Linked Administrative Data

  • 21 November 2019

    Dominik Duell (Essex) 

    How Descriptive Representation Increases Labor Market Participation

  • 28 November 2019

    Daniel Bischof (Zurich)

    The Political Repercussions of Cutting Placed-Based Compensation Policies

  • 5 December 2019

    Ryan Bakker (Essex)

    New Measure of Issue Salience: Reassessing the Ideological Positions of Political Parties in Europe

  • 12 December 2019
    David Broockman (Stanford)

Lent Term

  • 30 January 2020
    Vera Mironova (Harvard)

  • 6 February 2020
    Launch of the Electoral Psychology Observatory 

  • 13 February 2020
    Kostantinos Matakos (KCL)

    Principles and Outcomes - A Test of Revealed Social Preferences

  • 20 February 2020 - Updated room: CBG 2.03

    Markus Wagner (Vienna)

  • 27 February 2020

    Michael Laver (NYU)

    Government Formation with Incomplete Information

  • 6-7 March 2020

    Behavioural Political Economy Workshop 

Summer Term (via Zoom) 

  • 21 May 2020

    Catherine de Vries (Bocconi) 

    The Effects of a Wall: Gender Attitudes and Political Gender Gaps in Unified Germany

  • 28 May 2020
    Katharina Lawall (LSE)

    Negative Partisanship and its implications for political behaviour - evidence from a survey experiment in Canada

  • 4 June 2020

    Ben Seyd (Kent)

    Political Knowledge and Electoral Choice

  • 11 June 2020

    Olav Dahlgaard (Copenhagen Business School) 

    Must Voters Choose Between Political Competence and Descriptive Representation?

  • 18 June 2020

    Chris Wratil (UCL)

    Parties and Populism: How Poor Representation Activates Populist Attitudes

  • 25 June 2020

    Patrick Sturgis (LSE)